About us

Who is netVendor?

Mission Statement:

We are committed to provide and prescribe the best solution that will suit our client’s infrastructure and profile, reaching optimum output and service levels at an affordable price. We constantly strive for excellence.

Vision Statement:

To become a world-class, intelligent monitoring solutions provider, empowering our staff and clients internationally.

We opened our doors way back in 2004 as a tech company specialising in monitoring solutions. Our business was built to support fast, easy, and effective utility revenue management. With over 50 years’ combined experience in the prepaid industry, netVendor enjoys a National and International footprint into Africa and Australia, specialising in prepaid electricity meters.

Yes, we have grown into one of the most efficient and innovative vending and metering companies in South Africa, supporting prepaid water, prepaid electricity, and gas.

Our smart techies have created seamless online solutions which integrate into utilities and other management systems.

netVendor’s smart metering systems make prepaid systems simple, and offer effective measurement, load control, and management of your resources.

netVendor offers hosted and customised prepaid vending solutions across all industries

3rd party project finance

Funds held safely in fidelity account

In-house development for customised software


Prepaid electricity meters and prepaid water meters are fast becoming a necessity in South Africa.

It’s vital to keep a close eye on electrical and water usage in both commercial and residential properties, as unpaid accounts and lack of proper management can cripple your business.

A prepaid electricity meter installation in your retail outlet, rental property, or sectional title scheme reduces your risk drastically. Property owners across the country view a prepaid meter as an investment and an asset. We collect funds and settle your utility bill directly for you from the safety of our fidelity account, ensuring no disconnections and reliable service delivery. Upfront payments from tenants mean better budget control for you, and improved cash flow.

With electricity tariffs escalating, prepaid electricity meters eliminate the flood of queries from irate tenants with higher-than-usual utility bills. They can see on a day-to-day basis exactly what their usage is, and how it’s being used in their home or building.

Rest easy knowing that the collection of utility funds are controlled by our strict financial procedures according to the government regulation of public funds. And collections are stored safely in a Trust Account before being paid over on a regular basis to your nominated account, or directly to the municipality or Eskom


Do you have a prepaid electricity meter in your home? Then you will know how easy it is to manage your electricity supply.

Pay-as-you go electricity means no unexpected bills, total control of your energy usage, and effortless budget management.

Buying electricity has never been easier. Purchase your prepaid utilities through:


1. EFT or cash deposit

2. Cell phone

3. Online

4. Spar

5. Banks



6. Zapper

7. Pick n Pay

8. Checkers

9. Fuel Stations


In the interest of expanding small and local businesses in South Africa, netVendor supports an agency initiative for entrepreneurs starting their own business.

Talk to one of our team and find out how you can become a netVendor agent for prepaid electricity meters and water meters in your local area.

  • 2004 Developed the first STS fully web based vending system in the world
  • 2006 Partnered with EMCON, Namibia
  • 2008/9 Integration to Blue Label and Easy Pay
  • 2011 Partnered with Utility Systems to launch the first STS prepaid water meter in the world
  • 2012/13 Designed and implemented our first Smart meter test site in partnership with Wasion
  • 2014 IMFO Conference: Invited by Ethekweni Municipality to present a white paper on “The Future of Water & Revenue Management in SA.”
  • 2015 Installed the first STS currency based prepaid meter in the world
  • 2015 Successful roll-out of our first SMART municipal project
  • 2016 First utility company in the world to partner with platform giant ZAPPER
  • 2017 Successfully manage 15 municipalities in South Africa and Namibia, and over 6 500 Body Corporates in South Africa.



Natal Mercury 2014: Intelligent Metering

SAPOA Property Review 2014: Intelligent Metering (page 44)

Carte Blanche 2014: Rogue Vendors

SABC3 Expresso Show 2016: Partnership with Zapper


netVendor is proud to be associated and engaged with iKhusasalethu, Malvern Children’s Home, Malvern Satellite Home and Siyajabula.

In 2014 netVendor enjoyed hosting the children from Makaphutu Children’s Village Christmas party.